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of the country except those affected by hurricane sandy. moving on now to syria's civil war. at least 34 people were killed today when two car bombs ripped through a suburb of damascus. syria's assad dictatorship has been trying to crush a rebellion that broke out more than a year and a half ago. it is very rare for western journalists to report from inside the capital, but elizabeth palmer is there for us tonight. >> reporter: today's bombing spilled the blood of neighbors and friends. jaramana is a tight-knit community of christians and jews. religious minority groups in syria who are traditional supporters of president bashar al-assad. after the huge explosion, local people immediately pitched in to repair the damage to shops and homes. and to comfort the families of the victims. this mother's 21-year-old son, a medical student, went to investigate when the first bomb blew up and was killed minutes later by the second. outside local businessman walid blped carry the wounded to safety. what is this on your jacket? >> it's blood. it's blood of all the people. >> reporter: but he can't or won't
elected leader of syria's main opposition group today criticized the international community for not doing enough to help overthrow the regime of bashar al-assad. he told russian tv there is no civil war. >> reporter: syria is being laid to waste. shattered by 20 months of grinding conflict that's turned cities into war zones, and once-peaceful neighborhoods into rubble. today, two suicide bombers killed at least 20 government soldiers according to opposition groups. the target was a military facility in dura, where the syrian uprising began last year amid hopes that the regime could be toppled. instead, the government is determined to stay in power. and tens of thousands of syrians have paid with their lives. this young boy survived an attack that tore through concrete walls. he was carried away, but not to safety. because he lives in a country at war with itself. yesterday, 11,000 syrians fled their country in one of the biggest exoduses since the fighting began. most crossed into turkey, driven by deadly clashes close to the border in the town ras al-ayn. more than 400,000 syrian refuge
. jeff. >> glor: sharyl, thank you. in syria, rebel fighters said they captured a military base in a key oil producing region and a government airstrike near a hospital in aleppo killed at least 15 people. activists say at least 20,000 syrians have been killed in a 20-month-old civil war. fighting is also intensifying around the capital, damascus. the assad regime rarely allows foreign journalists inside, but elizabeth palmer is there. >> reporter: we aren't allow to film the syrian military's shelling of the capital's suburbs, but opposition activists capture many of the strikes on their cell phones. this is what's happening within view and certainly within earshot of downtown damascus. we asked syria's minister of information, omran ahed al zouabi what it means for the regime. you've lost a lot of territory since i was here last. are you losing this fight? "of course not," he said, referring to the armed opposition as terrorists. "they don't have any popular support and most of them aren't even syrian." everyone knows that like a noose, the fighting is slowly tightening around the capi
. thank you so much. let's take a quick break. when we come back the latest on the civil war in syria including a report from one city at the center of the conflict. later, would be millionaires line up for a chance at tonight's historic powerball lottery drawing. this is the "cbs morning news." powerball lottery drawing. this is the "cbs morning news." or visit exelonpatchoffer2.com. cool, you found it. wow. nice place. yeah. [ chuckles ] the family thinks i'm out shipping these. smooth move. you used priority mail flat-rate boxes. if it fits, it ships for a low, flat rate. paid for postage online and arranged a free pickup. and i'm gonna track them online, too. nice. between those boxes and this place, i'm totally staying sane this year. do i smell snickerdoodles? maybe. [ timer dings ] gotta go. [ male announcer ] priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. only from the postal service. >>> raging floodwaters in england have left nearly 1,000 families homeless. rescuers going door-to-door found the body of a woman inside her flooded home in north wales on tuesday
's no problem between him and the syrian people. there is no civil war in syria. and the 19 month uprising is the product of terrorism. he said he's not leaving, i will live and die in syria. >>> an update on that young pakistani girl targeted by the taliban. the british hospital where malala yousufzai is recovering released this video of her. she was shot in the head by the taliban in october for speaking out against militants and call for education for women. there was a call in britain to nominate her for the nobel peace prize. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton remembered slain u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens. she gave an award to stevens sister yesterday. in an emotional speech, clinton called stevens a fallen hero who volunteered for difficult assignments. >> he understood that we will never prevent every act of terrorism or achieve perfect security in this world. and that our diplomats cannot work in bunkers and do their job. that we inevitably must accept a level of risk to protect our country. >> stevens and three other americans were killed during the attack in benghaz
're escaping. a market in eastern syria was apparently hit by a mortar. at least 15 people were killed there. syria's dictator, bashar al- adsad, is trying to crush a rebellion that broke out 19 months ago. that jetblue pilot who had a midair meltdown earlier this year was released from federal custody today, but a texas judge ordered clayton osbon not to fly or board an aircraft. back in march, osbon ran through the cabin and ranted about terrorists before being subdued by passengers. in july, he was found not guilty of disrupting a flight crew by .eason of insanity. a bank robbery came to an end in ialifornia today in a dramatic way. a t.v. station helicopter captured the high-speed getaway with police in pursuit. uit.chase ended in a residential neighborhood 70 miles north of l.a. after a brief standoff, authorities say a man took a shot at the deputies and they heyediately returned fire, killing him. a young man learns the hard way he is no match for a hurricane. teve hartman's "on the road." e road."ext. ask your gastroenterologist about humira adalimumab. humira has been proven to work
war, israel has fired on syria. on sunday a mortar round from syria landed near an israel border outpost. there were no injuries. israel fired a warning shot in retaliation. israel officials acknowledge the mortar was not aimed at israel and was a by product of the syrian civil war. when we come back, explosion investigation. a massive blast in indianapolis killed two people and damages dozens of homes. this is the morning news. dozens of homes. this is the morning news. [ female announcer ] imagine skin so healthy, it never gets dry again. can your moisturizer do that? [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended aveeno has an oat formula, now proven to build a moisture reserve, so skin can replenish itself. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno. ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say ♪ [ male announcer ] at subway, you got it made. try a steak, egg white & cheese, tricked out any way you want. subway. eat fresh. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. medicare open enrollment. time to com
importing oil by 2035. in the middle east, syria's civil war has now touched virael. for the second straight day, a ahell from syria landed in sraeli territory. today an israeli tank destroyed a syrian armored vehicle. latel is just the latest neighbor pulled into the conflict. etrkey has returned fire atedatedly since syrian shells first landed there in october. turkey, lebanon, jordan, and iraq now house more than 400,000 syrian refugees. 00 was 19 months ago that a monest movement rose up to overthrow the dictatorship in oyria, but there is no end in noht. lance armstrong has resigned from the board of his cancer oardity. two weeks after sandy, why are so many people still in the dark? and we'll show you the jewels recovered from the "titanic" when the "cbs evening news" continues.yo t. so why spend even a moment considering any broth but swanson? the broth cooks trust most to make the meal folks spend all year waiting for. in stuffing and more, the secret is swanson. if you're a man with low testosterone, you should know that axiron is here. the only underarm treatment for low t. that's
suddenly it turned into the epicenter of syria's civil war. armed opposition gunmen against the syrian military machine. after months of ferocious fighting, the syrian army did manage to take back babr amr, but at terrible cost. even now only 5% of the residents have returned and the fight has just moved down the road. but to get to it, we had to take a surreal trip through a fully functioning business district crowded with shoppers and students then down a street. the next front line was marked by tanks and syrian soldiers. a young captain who wanted to be known only as omar offered to show us around. look at this. wow. months of fighting have shattered this part of the old city. >> this street, snipers. >> reporter: now? >> no. >> reporter: omar gestured to a curtain hung in an alley to block the snipers' view. even so, when soldiers pass the place, they duck. just behind these battle-scarred buildings rebel fighters are still in control. we climbed inside to try and have a look. there's not a lot moving out there. we might be able to see more from this hole but they say it's too big
consequences. where and what should the world do? >> well, we've waited a long time in syria. and i sincerely hope that now that the election is over the administration is going to act more forcefully. >> what should they be doing? >> first of all, we wasted 18 months in the u.n. trying to get the russians to go along with assad's overthrow. they were never going to do it. >> so we spent a lot of energy doing that and the u.n. should have taken another route? >> at a certain point it was a mistake. pull together the regional powers turkey saudi arabia others. get the opposition together. try to get a program, framework for a future syria that can include all syrians. what happens when the situation turns th as ss as violent as it has on the ground and brutality, it tends to empower the worst elements in the opposition. that's why you're seeing a violent opposition. that's why you're seeing al qaeda mixed in. and so you have to get ahold of this very quickly. i think you can see that we are at risk of a regional conflict out of syria, not just one that is confined to s
volatile there not only in what's happening in israel and in gaza but also in syria and egypt and in lebanon, frank. >> now, the u.s. government has a strong stand against hamas. so who will meet with the hamas leaders to broker the peace deal? >> reporter: that's egypt's president right now. mohamed morsi has been meeting with hamas. of course, the united states won't sit down with hamas leaders because they have not renounced terrorism. so that complicates the situation even further. but egypt has stepped up to try to broker this peace deal. there was word that there would be an announcement of some type of temporary truce a 24-hour cooling-off period this afternoon. we haven't heard anything yet. but the international community scrambling right now at this hour to try to find a way to stop these air strikes, frank. >> very difficult decision or situation over there. okay, danielle, thank you for that live report. >>> four men are under arrest in an alleged terror plot busted in southern california. the fbi says the men conspired to kill americans overseas and in the u.s. an
stuff and an apple pie. >> it always happens. >> it does. >>> something unprecedented in syria today. what disappeared in the middle of the fighting. >> best piece of advice is to make sure your home is ready for the next storm. >> but if bad weather does damage your home the one problem you will still have to pay for even if you have insurance. >> paul deanno tracking the rainfall on hi-def doppler. rain really picking up along i- 80 in vacaville to fairfield and napa picking up steady showers. how is the heaviest rainfall going to move through? how much are you going to get over the next few days? that's coming up next in weather. ,,,, (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. vanished from the internet. service went down nationwide >>> the entire country of syria has effectively vanished from the internet. service went down nationwide today as rebels
. back to the news. >> pelley: it was a particularly bloody day in syria's civil war sday. the assad dictatorship sent warplanes to bomb a town near to bomrkish border. turkisights groups say at least 159 people were killed. .his is one of the most violent days in months. nthsassad family has ruled the country for four decades. they're out to crush a rebellion that began with peaceful protests 19 months ago. at a military court hearing in washington state today prosecutors said they have what they call chilling evidence against staff sergeant robert tales. he's accused of the pre- meditated murder of 16 civilians n southern afghanistan, most of the victims women and children. proprosecutors say bales carried out one attack, then returned to his base before heading out to attack a second village. notorious boston mobster james "whitey" bulger, who spent 17 years in hiding before he was arrested last year, is in the hospital. the 83-year-old former leader of the winter hill gang is awaiting trial for 19 murders. he was taken from prison yesterday complaining of chest pains. gas lines s
now and the spreading unrest in syria. for the second day in a row, syrian jets struck positions near the turkish border. yesterday, syrian jets and helicopters bombed a rebel-held border town. opposition groups say up to 16 people were killed. yesterday, israel fired on syrian artillery after syrian mortar rounds fell. >>> coming up, officials try to narrow down the cause of a deadly explosion in indianapolis that nearly took out a whole neighborhood. this is the "cbs morning news." neighborho this is the "cbs morning news." [ timers ringing ] [ male announcer ] it's that time of year. time for campbell's green bean casserole. you'll find the recipe at campbellskitchen.com. ♪ campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. ♪ capella university understands back from rough economic times. employees are being forced to do more with less. and the need for capable leaders is greater than ever. when you see these problems do you take a step back, or do you want to dive right in? with a degree in business from capella university, you'll have the knowledge to go further in your career than yo
, the egyptian government is also looking for financial support from the u.s. and syria. >>> rebels shot down a government chopper. the president has been struggling against a 20-month- old revolution. activists say more than 38,000 people have died. >>> back here in the bay area, we are slowly working our way through a wet weekend. roberta gonzales has a look at the radar. >> picking up scattered showers as this cold front is slicing through the bay area, quickly falling apart at the seams. we have moderate rain falling on highway 92 on the approach toward hayward. light rain right now. otherwise, we have a cell that seems to want to develop and expand across the santa clara valley. here is that corridor, very slippery when wet. you see 680 heading north and south, pretty much light to moderate rainfall as it spills in from blackhawk to san ramon into dublin. here's the cell that fell just in the past few minutes, around the palo alto area. we've had some hefty rain in the santa cruz mountains. we're tracking this latest cold front. we'll tell you when the rain will end and how it effects th
, thank you very much. nearby in the middle east, syria's civil war took the lives of more children. as many as ten were killed outside damascus. witnesses say a government plane attacking rebel positions dropped what appeared to be a cluster bomb on the children's playground. the assad dictatorship is out to crush a rebellion that broke out there more than a year and a half ago. human rights groups say more than 40,000 syrians have been killed. the government shuts down a peanut butter company. the cost of superstorm sandy is higher than katrina. and we'll show you drastic action being taken in the name of saving the elephants when the "cbs evening news" continues. there's the sign to the bullpen. here he comes. you wouldn't want your doctor doing your job, the pitch! whoa! so why are you doing his? only your doctor can determine if your persistent heartburn is actually something more serious like acid reflux disease. over time, stomach acid can damage the lining of your esophagus. for many, prescription nexium not only provides 24-hour heartburn relief, but can also help heal acid
. >>> 34 people were killed in syria where two-car bombs went off simultaneously. dozens more are reported injured. today's attacks happened in a city that's provided a refuge for pro-government syrians displaced in the civil war. >>> 5. 19 now. tomorrow is the deadline for oakland police to come up with a reform plan to prevent a government takeover. the oakland police officers union has told a federal judge that department leadership is infective and failed to implement reforms that were ordered by the courts. the judge will have a hearing next month and then decide whether federal officials should take over their police department. >>> quick thinking by a san jose school bus driver saved a disabled student's life after the bus burst into flames. the bus caught fire yesterday near silvano dale middle school the driver unbuckled a child in a wheelchair and brought her to safety. >> she did everything perfect above and beyond and when i asked her what were you thinking? she said i wasn't. i was thinking about this precious child that had to get off the bus. >> just amazing there. luckily n
from the petraeus affair to syria to the looming "fiscal cliff" at today's press conference but he also had fighting words for his administration's republican critics. >> good afternoon, everybody. please have a seat. i hear you have some questions for me. >> reporter: the president's first news conference since winning re-election and he wasted no time attacking republicans who criticized u.n. ambassador susan rice. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. >> reporter: republicans have gone after rice for her statements made after the attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi. five days after the violence that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans, she attributed it to outrage in the arab world over an anti-muslim video and not an act of terrorism. >> but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and to besmirch her reputation... is outrageo
syria, the worsening civil war challenging both leaders. >> congratulations to barack. i enjoy working with him. i think he's a successful american president and i look forward to working with him in the future. >> reporter: across global markets there was a collective sigh of relief where nervous analysts were scanning screens to make sense of a different kind of red and blue. >> we had a move up yesterday in u.s. markets and trading in london anticipating his win. a general mood of confidence this morning really all around the world. >> reporter: it's not just the economy. no change of leadership in the white house means no change of plans for now for the planned drawdown of u.s. troops in afghanistan. over the past few hours more world leaders have been expressing their reactions. congratulations came via twitter from russian president value me vladimir putin. benjamin netanyahu saying he vows to continue working with president obama to preserve the interests of israeli citizens. >> all right, thank you. i love looking at the reaction from other people. the woman in the beginning of
but they want to make sure syria's violence does not spill across the border. >>> britain's guardian says venice, italy, is getting some of the worst flooding ever reported. rising sea water has flooded 70% of the city. the flood surge which is five feet above normal was triggered by weekend >>> it's a chilly start to the day around the bay area. the sun coming up toward pleasanton and looks like nice sunny skies, but cold temperatures in spots. just above freezing in fairfield, 38 livermore. you get the idea, a chilly start to the day. these temperatures fairly mild, mid-60s in livermore. cool out toward the coastline, a little breezy there. the next couple of days should be a little bit warmer but showers could return on friday. >> this national weather report sponsored by macy's. >>> this national weather report sponsored by macy's. >>> who is paula broadwell? she literally wrote the >>> who is paula broadwell? she literally wrote the book on david petraeus. >> there's a good role model there who's value oriented. >> this morning we'll look at these two former soldiers, broadwell and petraeus
for syria. >> i can tell you that the president believes ambassador rice has done an excellent job and is grateful for her service. >> the president's choice of susan rice contrasts with his thinking four years ago when the president built a team of rivals, nominating former opponent hillary clinton to be secretary. with rice, he has selected one of his closest advisers. >> margaret, thank you. >>> report this is morning say petraeus will testify to congress this week about the attack that killed the american ambassador in libya. members are pushing for more answers about the benghazi incident. sharyl attkisson reports. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. behind closed doors for members of congress only. mike morell and state department officials briefed some committee members. the state department has internal cables and documents. tomorrow it's expected they'll be shown some surveillance video of the attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi for the first time. republicans have been briefed saying they're still mistyfied as to why some in the administration didn't want to call
there are competing considerings for both sides. the high level of volatility in the region. think about it, syria on israel's northern border, egypt on the southern border, now jordan. there's a lot of volatility, a lot of uncertainty. israel has benefited in a military sense enormously since its creation by disunity and lack of coordination among arabs. and that continues to this day. but they don't want to do anything that's likely to spark a wider conflict that would result in the end of its treaties with egypt and jordan and might lead to some degree of unification between arabs, being eroded by their common opposition to israel. >> norah? >> how much of this a test for the new egyptian government and president morsi? >> it's a very serious test for president morsi and the egyptian government. they, of course, have the same kind of conflicts in a reverse sense from those that israel does. they're trying to stabilize their own country, trying to recover from the economic decline that occurred immediately following the revolution, which led them into power. and at the same time, they have to re
for patriot missiles to defend its territory. in syria's capital, damascus. >> reporter: areas a couple of miles out are under control of the armed opposition. just one of the fronts in this ever-widening civil war. armed opposition fighters have staged hit and run attacks across the country over the past few days. they've seized some air bases and their video, we we can't independently verify shows them taking away crates of heavy weapons. this should improve their advantage on the battlefield but they're not holding these positions, apparently because they're being hit hard by the air from the syrian air force using missiles. we've heard those warplanes over damascus this morning. activists say there's been fighting inside the city itself and also on the airport road. for "cbs this morning," elizabeth palmer damascus. >>> to the economy here at home online retailers are counting the sales from cyber monday. one early estimate says americans spent $1.5 million yesterday, the biggest online shopping day of all time. rebecca jarvis is here. good morning. >> good morn
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